Ford Motor Co. Unveils Plans for $1.2B Renovation of World Headquarters Near Detroit

Posted on July 28, 2016

DEARBORN, MICH. — Ford Motor Co. has unveiled plans for a 10-year, $1.2 billion renovation of its Dearborn campus, roughly 10 miles west of Detroit, according to The Architect’s Newspaper, a New York-based print and web publication. The project will combine 30,000 employees from 70 buildings into two primary locations — a product campus and a world headquarters campus. Over 7.5 million square feet will be rebuilt and upgraded into more modern, green and high-tech space. The product campus will feature trails and walkways, autonomous vehicles, on-demand shuttles and eBikes. The world headquarters will feature a Ford credit facility. Both campuses will also include new employee services and heightened wireless connectivity. At the heart of the product campus will be a 700,000-square-foot design center, which will include new design studios and an outdoor design courtyard. Construction of the product campus begins this month and is expected to be complete by 2023. Work on the world headquarters campus begins in 2021 and is expected to be complete in 2026.